Using economic theory and data analysis, explore the economic lives of the poor, and the ways to design and implement effective development policy. In this course, we will study the different facets of human development in topics such as education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and [...]
Master the calculus of curves and coordinate systems; approximate functions with polynomials and infinite series. Part 3 of 3. How did Newton describe the orbits of the planets? To do this, he created calculus. But he used a different coordinate system more appropriate for planetary motion. We [...]
Build foundational knowledge of data science with this introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference. The world is full of uncertainty: accidents, storms, unruly financial markets, noisy communications. The world is also full of data. Probabilistic modeling and the related field of [...]
Develop a deep understanding of the principles that underpin statistical inference: estimation, hypothesis testing and prediction. Statistics is the science of turning data into insights and ultimately decisions. Behind recent advances in machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence are fundamental statistical principles. The purpose of this class is [...]
This course provides an introduction to basic probability concepts. Our emphasis is on applications in science and engineering, with the goal of enhancing modeling and analysis skills for a variety of real-world problems.